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Abigail  Walker

Abigail Walker

  • PhD students
  • Professional services staff

Administrator for the Centre for Hellenic Studies

Research subject areas

  • Classics

Biography

Abigail started her LAHP-funded PhD in Classics at King’s College London in 2017, researching landscape representation in Italian first-century BCE/CE literary and visual arts (specifically Ovid’s Metamorphoses and Campanian wall-painting). With her interest in Greek mythology and Hellenic influences on Italian artistic production, she has joined the Centre for Hellenic Studies as a Centre Administrator.

During her PhD, Abigail was a Graduate Teaching Assistant for ‘An Introduction to Greek Art and Archaeology’ for first-year Undergraduates. She has also been involved in a number of other projects, for example as a Student Ambassador for the ‘Modern Classicisms’ project at KCL and as Festival Curator for the Association for Art History Annual Conference in 2018. Abigail was a TV PhD delegate at the 2019 Edinburgh Television Festival, and she pitched a concept at the AHTV Conference in 2020. She has also volunteered and interned at various museums including the British Museum (Department of Greece and Rome), the Mougins Museum of Classical Art, and the Sir John Soane’s Museum.

Before her PhD, Abigail worked in the Commercial Arts sector, as a Junior Cataloguer for the Bonhams’ Antiquities Department and as the Head of Antiquities for Chiswick Auctions. She is also a Co-Host and Executive Producer, with a fellow KCL Classics alumna, on a podcast about Greek mythology called ‘Myth Dynamite’.

Abigail has an MA from the University of Cambridge in Classics and an MA from King’s College London in Classics.